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Lotus Esprit Turbo

(1987 model)

Brief specs of 1987 Lotus Esprit Turbo

2-door 2-seater fixed-head coupé, petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 16-valve straight (inline) engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 2174 cm3 / 132.7 cu in / 132.7 cu in, 160.3 kW / 215.0 hp / 215.0 hp @ 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm, 298.0 N·m / 219.8 lb·ft / 219.8 lb·ft @ 4250 rpm / 4250 rpm / 4250 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 245 km/h / 152 mph / 152 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)LotusIssued from1987
ModelEsprit TurboIssued until
SerieEspritNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerLotusCountryUK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typefixed-head coupéNumber of seats2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4331 mm / 170.5 in / 170.5 inTotal (curb) weight1384 kg / 3051 lb / 3051 lb
Width1859 mm / 73.2 in / 73.2 inDry weight
Height1138 mm / 44.8 in / 44.8 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2458 mm / 96.8 in / 96.8 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1524 mm / 60.0 in / 60.0 inTowing weight
Track rear1554 mm / 61.2 in / 61.2 inWeight distribution (front)42.0 % / 42.0 % / 42.0 %
Ground clearanceFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.76  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.36Frontal area (A)1.80 m2 / 19.4 sq ft / 19.4 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.65 m2 / 7.0 sq ft / 7.0 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)16.1 kW / 21.6 hp / 21.6 hp (est.)

Engine

Engine CodeLotus 910 STotal number of cylinders4
Engine Typestraight (inline) Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerLotusValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore95.3 mm / 3.75 in / 3.75 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke76.2 mm / 3.00 in / 3.00 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.25
Fuel supply2 De carbsEngine displacement2174 cm3 / 132.7 cu in / 132.7 cu in
Engine Main bearings5Unitary capacity543.50 cm3/cylinder / 33.166 cu in/cylinder / 33.166 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio8.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power160.3 kW / 215.0 hp / 215.0 hp at 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm
AspirationturbochargedMax. torque298.0 N·m / 219.8 lb·ft / 219.8 lb·ft at 4250 rpm / 4250 rpm / 4250 rpm
Compressor type1 Garrett TB03 turbochargerMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)103.0 kW / 138.1 hp / 138.1 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output73.7 kW/l / 1.620 bhp/cu in / 1.620 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque137.1 N·m/l / 1.20 lb·ft/cu in / 1.20 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears5
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.82
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.88

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed245 km/h / 152 mph / 152 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)5.30 s / 5.30 s / 5.30 sPower-to-weight ratio155.3 kW/ton / 117.7 bhp/ton / 117.7 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationmiddleEngine alignmentlongitudinal
Steeringrack & pinion PASSteering details
Turns lock-to-lock3Turning circle
Suspension frontIndependent, Double wishbones, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearIndependent, Double wishbones, Trailing arm, Coil springs
Wheels front7.0JWheels rear8.0J
Tyres front195/60 VR 15Tyres rear235/60 VR 15
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsservo-assistedBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Lotus Esprit Turbo

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